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Reviving the Oldest University in the World: NHU’s Journey

Today Nithyananda Hindu University is the Largest Hindu University in the world. It remains committed to bringing the best of the world’s oldest spiritual tradition, Sanatana Hindu Dharma. More than 20 million people have greatly benefited and drawn inspiration from the knowledge of the ancient Hindu scriptures made current and empowered by His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam. Nithyananda Hindu University remains dedicated to providing a transformation and a breakthrough in all aspects of life to humanity through the knowledge of the Hindu religion.

Nithyananda Hindu University is the revival of the most ancient knowledge transmission system. It is the oldest university as per known records – that was first started in Kailaasa1 by Paramashiva2 Himself and then established in various sacred places such as Naimisharanya3, Varanasi4, Kanchi5, Mathura6, Avathika7, etc – the Mokshapuris8.

Due to multiple invasions and illegitimization of the Vedic education system in the home countries, this knowledge transmission system was almost lost. An important understanding is that this was not an education system but a direct download process of the cosmic truths from the source – and is hence a knowledge transmission system.

The last living person to revive this system, The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism (SPH) His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam is fortunately reviving this knowledge transmission system. Nithyananda Hindu University was conceived with this objective by SPH Bhagwaan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam in 2001 and legitimized by the establishment of the University in the United States in 2007.

In 2007, His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam established the first enlightenment ecosystem in Los Angeles for the Western world. The University space of over 25,000 square feet, was infused with Cosmic Energy by Him, who blessed the temple to be the pinnacle of the Vedic tradition to the Western world.

Over 80 Deities reside at the temple/university complex, embodying the diversity of Hindu sacred sentiments. To date, it houses the largest Shiva Linga and Rajarajeshwari Devi in North America.

His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam has personally hand-finished and energized the magnificent deity of Lord Venkateshwara. After prana pratishta (breathing cosmic life-energy) was performed by His Holiness, the deity graces Sri Nithyananda Venkateshwara in Southern California as its largest and most blissful manifestation of Sri Vishnu. The vision is to create a golden shrine for the Lord as an exact replica of the sanctum of Tirumala Tirupati Venkateshwara.

Nithyananda Hindu University draws inspiration from the millennia-old Vedic tradition of ancient India, the oldest living stream of transformational science in the world today. The pragmatic Vedic civilization is credited with many significant ‘firsts’ in the fields of yoga, medicine, astronomy, mathematics, and navigation, among others. Reinterpreting Vedic wisdom in the light of modern life and needs, Nithyananda Hindu University creates the space for the powerful transformation of the individual and the community.


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